Latest news: 11 December 2015.

Research findings from the 45 and Up Study published in the journal PLOS Medicine show that sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise. The findings were widely reported on by Australian and international media outlets.

A selection of media coverage

Laziness and lack of sleep can shorten your life, especially when combined, study says
The LA Times

Too much sleep is as bad for your health as smoking and drinking alcohol
The Daily Mail

9 hour sleep and sitting for long will kill you early
The Times of India

Desk jobs could make you four times more likely to die early
The Express

Over-sleepers may have increased risk of dying early, study finds
Nine News

Too much sleeping & sitting as bad as smoking and drinking
Live Science

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